Crevasse Roulette: The First TRANS-Antarctic Crossing 1957-58
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
Binding: Trade Paper
Size: 12.20" wide x 70.08" long x 100.00" tall
The British Commonwealth - sponsored Trans - Antarctic Expedition (TAE) of 1957 - 58, under the leadership of Dr Vivian Fuchs, completed the first overland crossing of Antarctica, via the South Pole. A pioneering and hazardous journey, and not without controversial elements, it also included scientists participating in International Geophysical Year research. Jon Stephenson was a geologist on that expedition. As well as giving his account of the Expedition, its planning and its aftermath, Stephenson supplies a history of Antarctic exploration since James Cook's voyage of 1775, an account of other Antarctic exploration and scientific study contemporaneous with TAE, and an overview of More...
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